In celebration of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron, “Julie & Julia” (2009) will screen as the final installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars Outdoors summer film series on Friday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the new open-air theater located on the Academy Hollywood campus. Chef, restaurateur and radio host Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s “Good Food” will host a pre-screening discussion with some of Ephron’s friends and colleagues. The program is presented to coincide with the American Cinematheque’s celebration of Ephron films later in September.
Ephron, who earned Oscar® nominations for “Silkwood,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” was also a renowned cook and dinner party hostess. Her appreciation of fine food led to her adapting and then directing “Julie & Julia,” which chronicles the year in which author Julie Powell cooked her way through chef Julia Child’s first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.